A former journalist, Geoff continues to write, and has authored three books. Most recently he co-authored Marketing in the Round, and wrote the social media primer Welcome to the Fifth ... Read full author bio >
"Author Livingston (Marketing in the Round, 2012, etc.) presents the perils of medievallike life with unflagging realism. He threatens his characters with food shortages, wolf attacks, river crossings and egotistical outbursts.
But sharp, bracing prose makes the quieter moments just as powerful: “A fever, now apparent in the man’s pale, sweat-streaked face, had wasted his long frame.” Such evocative writing helps the novel’s valuable message of religious moderation shine through: “Forced faith breeds sins, encourages hatred, terror, and violence,” Mordecai tells Pravus. “Your brutal teaching denies the essential virtues of faith, hope, and charity.”"
Simi K. Rao has probably the unique distinction of being a physician who has authored a work of contemporary romance.
In her debut novel 'An Incurable Insanity', the writer provides ... Read full author bio >
"In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love...An often intoxicating...will-they-or-won’t-they tale."
Ovidiu Slavoiu is a keen SF story designer, inspired by the human behavior, the mysteries of existence, and the miracle of creation. In his writings, he blends scientific and metaphysical ... Read full author bio >
"A highly original debut novel about a scientist making a discovery that defies science."
John Lansing started his career as an actor in New York City. He spent a year at the Royale Theatre playing the lead in the Broadway production of “Grease.” He ... Read full author bio >
"When action erupts, Lansing doesn't hold back, and the explosive finale reads like something that blockbuster director Michael Bay might dream up. A pulse-pounding thriller with a charming protagonist."
Michael Gaddis spent ten years as a Marine Corps officer. He served with the infantry in the First and Second Battalions, Third Marine Regiment out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where ... Read full author bio >
"…the story’s forceful denouement of desperate warfare, and Scofield’s final engagement, fully justifies the book’s title.”"
Daniel K. Gilbert has written a novel based on his grandparents' lives, a love that endured through the labyrinth of history.
In 1941, Caroline Baum is walking down the streets ... Read full author bio >
"A captivating story of fortitude, family bonds and hope against all odds."
Born in Mississippi and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Kimberly Conn now lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and two children.
Her writing centers around the ... Read full author bio >
"Tender characters and exciting plot twists create an enjoyable romp through one girl's newfound Southern roots."
As a thirty-five year resident of Northern Idaho and retired school librarian, Karen Estes is an expert on small town life and meaningful stories. They are qualities clearly evident in ... Read full author bio >
"Estes’s debut novel traces the mysterious unraveling of a woman’s neat, well-ordered life as dream and reality merge in strange and unexpected ways."
Roberta Degnore is the author of twelve agent-represented, published novels (Dell, Jove, Zebra, Ace...). All were published with pseudonyms but are currently being re-issued under her name.
She continues to ... Read full author bio >
"This fascinating study of human behavior wraps around a cleverly written murder mystery where the identity of both victim and murderer are held in secret until the last possible moment. Degnore subtly peels back narrative layers to bring Pearl’s deepest fears and desires to the surface."
Mitchell J. Rycus is an emeritus professor of urban planning whose career runs the gamut from aerospace engineering to academia. Rycus lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is ... Read full author bio >
"Rycus' completely winning narrative works to its climax...In vignette after vignette, Rycus expertly animates his characters. A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers.'
Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. He writes about Vermont in fiction, humor and opinion pieces.
He has written five books:
The Lamoille Stories (ISBN ... Read full author bio >
"Schubart, a gifted writer, uses beautiful language from the very beginning to set the scene...The protagonist of this dreamlike coming-of-age story, farm-boy David, is simple by disposition. David doesn’t so much come into the world as the world—in all its quotidian minutia—comes to him. David is naïve and calm, qualities discouraged by his grandmother, who lives in New York. She mothers him when David’s own mother recedes into postpartum depression. This novel, from start to finish, is David’s life, told objectively with great insight and generous detail ... ' - Kirkus Review"
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